Poetry – Playing Catch Up – An Emojiku Poem by Ingrid Wilson, Cindy Georgakas and Goff James

The image depicts a Book Cover titled Wounds I Healed by the artist Nick Reeves. The image supports the Emojiku poem Playing Catch Up written by the poets Ingrid Wilson, Cindy Georgakas and Goff James.

😛 Playing catch up after
🤓 Editing all yesterday
🏝 I need a holiday

😂 The fun has just begun
📕 Publisher shuts the books
👩 Rupunzel’s time to play

🌑 Pain’s dark road travelled
📖 Women’s wounds deep hidden penned
🗣 Many voices speak

What is emojiku?

The emojiku came about by Cindy Georgakas and Goff playing emoji tennis in the WP comments box. It was a natural step to take it one stage further and develop from being just a fleeting form of discourse into something more poetically constructive.

An emojiku is a hybrid poetic form, and is similar in format to a haiku / senryū or haiga.

In the case of an emojiku the source image is an emoji. The emojiku is made up of three different emoji. Each emoji being the inspiration for one line of the short poem.

The process of creating an emojiku begins by a blogger sending three different emoji to a fellow blogger.

The second blogger responds by writing their emojiku and forwarding it back to the original blogger; who, in turn responds by writing a counterpoint emojiku using the same emoji images.

Emojiku Attribution – Cindy Georgakas – Goff James – Hearts Floating at Sea

Copyright (c) 2022 Cindy Georgakas & Goff James – All Rights Reserved

Join in the emojiku fun and share 

To participate use at least three of these emoji prompts  😛  🤓  🏝 😂 📕 👩 🌑 📖 🗣and place your response in My Comments Box

Please keep your prompt responses family-friendly. Disrespectful and inappropriate comments will not be responded to and removed immediately.

Poem Attribution – Ingrid WilsonCindy Georgakas – Goff James – Air Your Dirty Clothes

Copyright (c) 2022 – Ingrid Wilson – Cindy Georgakas – Goff James – All Rights Reserved 

Image Attribution © 2022 Experiments in Fiction / Nick Reeves. All Rights Reseved

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Clothesline/412009/7512635/view

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6 thoughts on “Poetry – Playing Catch Up – An Emojiku Poem by Ingrid Wilson, Cindy Georgakas and Goff James

  1. I love how you finished it Goff and here’s to all women everywhere.
    I wonder if Ingrid knows it’s up. I’ll let her know.
    Thanks for the work of posting these my friend! 💖💖👏🙏🙏

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    • Pleasure. I had to find a couple of alternative, but similar emoji images, as I could not down load them successfully for some unknown reason. Hope you find the alternatives okay. Happy Emojiku Smiles Day My Friend.

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      • It was awesome and I’m sure Ingrid and Gabriela with love it as well. Oh you did great. That was my same struggle with the ones you sent me. so odd. Emojiku’s and you make me smile … Yahoo!! 💖🌹🌹🥰🥰


      • Thanks Cindy. The difficulty with emojiku is that there maybe some initial guiding format set in place; but, in reality there are no rules. Apart, that is, of using the emoji as a starting point to set the creative juices flowing. The emoji can be an united front, found at the beginning, in the middle, at the end, discarded and reset with alternatives or anywhere else; how, and when the poet sees fit. That is what makes writing emojiku challenging and exciting for a poet. I try to stick to a set of three with a response using the same emoji and order. Happy u in the Air and Emojiku ‘Trying to Comprehend the Rules’ Day My Friend.


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